California Institute of Technology

Nancy Foster

Founded in 1891, Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering Institute that marshals some of the world’s brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges.

The PAA grant will help fund a mural-size installation by former Caltech artist in-residence Lia Halloran, as part of the Getty’s 2024 PST Art & Science Collide. Caltech is presenting the exhibition Crossing Over: Art and Science at Caltech, 1920–2020, commissioning four Los Angeles artists—Lita Albuquerque, Lia Halloran, Ken Gonzales-Day, and Hillary Mushkin—to contribute original, site-specific installations to the show. The final monumental Lia Halloran work (25 feet x 10 feet) takes the shape of a human eye and will be hung above the wainscoting in historic Dabney Hall. Crossing Over will run September 14-December 14, 2024.